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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:05 pm

i have a 3.5 hp briggs and straton engine it is has a vertical shaft and i want to make it a horizontal shaft. would it work if it was turned sideways i already tryed tipping it forward and when that happend all this smoke came out and it freaked my parents out would it work on its side?
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:07 pm

depends if its a 2 stroke or a 4 stroke, a 4 stroke wont work on it's side, a 2 stroke SHOULD
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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:25 pm

its a 4 stroke someone told me if i posision the carb upright it would work is that right
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:50 pm

use a tough rippled hose
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Unread postAuthor: taterjim » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:56 pm

When you turn the engine sideways ,the oil which normally stays in the bottom end ,is now dispersed through the engine and the oil will now not be picked up by the oiler .(whichever type it uses) The engine could run this way but it will not run very well or for very long.
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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:36 pm

ok can you think of a way to angle the shaft so it makes horizontal
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:36 am

modify a small car diff,or use some bevel gears somehow. i would not personally tip it up the wrong way,if u want a horizontal shaft,buy an industrial motor
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Unread postAuthor: bubblebathman » Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:57 am

dude those lawn mower engines arent the best but good for explosions :twisted: :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:35 pm

what???
u can blow it up
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:52 pm

if u put nitrous in it ...........or propane,or acetalene........or put a short fuse in the fuel tank.....see plenty of ways to blow it up :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:10 pm

i didn't want to blow it up just wonderin why you would want to blow up an engine :(
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:38 pm

because its fun :D
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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:52 pm

ok... good point!! :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:39 pm

make a huge spodgun and chuck the motor down there........or just shoot the piston out of it....... :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: kevl12377 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:55 am

dude u need a 90degree anle gear. you will have to custom order it because nobody sells them. I have the same problem but my dads a mechanical engineer so he cna help me out. Im makeing a gokart out of a lawn mower. and no you cant turn it sideways
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